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Sunday, August 10, 2014

It's Been a While...

     Phew... You all have been busy! I have been trying to keep up on reading through Feedly and Facebook! I do feel like a cheater reading on Facebook. 

     I haven't written much because, I haven't had much to say! God is good in His protection, love, and blessings! My school has grown from 60 (you know, when you all prayed because of fear of not having a job) to 200 students.
 (I am in this picture...)

     What God can do! I have had the blessing and privilege to see this school over the 14 years I have taught there. I was their first fourth grade teacher. I started with 5 students. This past year, I had 22. It was one of my favorite classes ever. We had such a great time! I guess with all of that talking to them, I ran out of words. I talk so much and write so much as a teacher that it is sometimes refreshing to be silent. But, I missed you all and love you all. I didn't want you to think I had forgotten you all, because I have not. 

     We did not get the pool open this year, so I do not have any bat stories for you. That is just fine with me. I have spend the summer thrifting, purging, and cleaning the house. Oh, and working on my classroom.  Because my room got moved. Again. Ugh. I also did not have a car for a bit. A deer attacked it while I was driving to school on the turnpike. Truly. I did not hit him; he hit me. He crossed the westbound and eastbound lanes to t-bone me in the driver side door. God so showed mercy on me. It could have been a lot worse. 

Charlie and Bailey have been my faithful companions this summer. 

     So have Etsy and Ebay. Yeah. That again. They should have a support group. EEA. I think you can figure out what THAT stands for. Aw, gee. No Benadryl was involved in any part of my purchases. I have changed my style around a bit, so THAT probably is a bit of the impetus for my friendships. I have the whole house pulled apart to revamp my style.  Right now my style is "Get the stuff put away and vacuum, for crying out loud". My craft nook/closet (the closet is in the room, not the other way around) is coming along. Although, right now it is a battle of wills-clothes versus crafts. I will keep you posted on that! So, I guess I have painted a picture in your mind of my house as a war zone. I am not going to try to convince you otherwise. It is. Truly. 

I did do some crafting. I did a couple of garage sales.
  This is my dad at the sale. We were bored so we stickered ourselves. My mom thought he wasn't priced low enough. He wasn't selling. Lol. The "open" sticker flew off the tent we were using. Think of it as a gold star on his forehead. 

     I have been trying to sell more with etsy, rather than eBay. I still am not sure which gets more exposure. I do have a sale running now until the beginning of September. The coupon code is "backtoschool14". 

I hope this finds you well! God bless! Lots of love and hugs!



  1. Oh, do tell! What style are you switching too? I used to be a prim girl but with loss came change and I just had to make a brighter spot for me to try to regroup and start with them....that being said, what are you switching to? Dianntha

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  3. Aww very sweet post..
    Sweet hugs for you x

  4. I so enjoy seeing pics of your school and classroom. Your room always looks like such a fun and inviting place. It is so good to hear the news of your school numbers growing. Darbee's new school this year only has an enrollment of near 30 and we are praying for the numbers to rise. The school itself is new so hoping once word gets out people will come. Sounds like you have had a great summer.

  5. So glad to see you back and to know God has blessed your school. BTW I understand perfectly the deer hitting you. It happened to me. It was near Christmas and I put on my newsletter, "You have heard the song, Grandma got run over by a reindeer. Well it happened to this Grandma last week." Everyone got a kick out of it

  6. I am glad you are doing fine. Just busy. I am thankful you didn't get hurt when that deer crossed the road.
    I was thinking about you and how good of God to increase your school like that. That is just amazing.
    So glad I stopped by tonight, I am glad all is well.

  7. Hi Heather,
    I too do not get on the blogs as often as I would like and don't do posts as much either.
    I do miss my friends and so this morning I started at the bottom of my list of blogs to visit...and as you can see by the date of your post, I'm all the way back to the 10th of Aug. I have lots of catching up to do.

    Being a teacher must be so rewarding when you see that what you have taught has stuck!!

    Blessings to you my friend.

  8. Congrats on the school, Heather. Looks like you had fun at the sale as well. Sometimes I think we all slack up on blogging. However, I much prefer blogging to other social media sites. There is often confusion and arguing on other social media sites. Drama, I do not do. Prim blessings :)


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